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Worried about Brexit, anyone else?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by T1Sean99, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. T1Sean99

    T1Sean99 Type 1 · Member

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    UK.org i think
     
  2. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A bit of misreporting....

    There are 101 companies sending deliveries from the EU in seperate vans to NHS hospitals ever day. The concept is that they will each send one lorry each day to that centre, and then there will be one lorry from that center to each hospital.

    NHS surplays already has it setup in the UK with an every increasing number of companies using it. The items are even presorted for each ward, so there is one trolley on the lorry for each ward. (it is also intergrated with hospital accounting systems to save lots of paperwork.)

    Drugs are the easy part of the NHS surplies arrangements.........
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I'm not upto date on their stance regarding the concerns on the situation...

    On "co.uk," you brought up a valid concern. To which with no doubt you were not eligible to vote on whilst the "concept" of Brexit was conceived & implemented.

    All I can suggest, is plan ahead for your own possible "worst case scenario." & don't hold your breath for an "Oxfam" style supply drop...
     
  4. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Don't we Brits make things hard for ourselves?! All this fuss. All we needed to do was stay in tbe EU and we wouldn't have these problems.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    That’s fine if you’re an inpatient but hospitals won’t be holding supplies for the rest of us to go and get some insulin if we run out. We’re reliant on the commercial pharmacy network.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have looked at it and the blog is very useful and informative.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The trip across the channel is not a high altitude one - come to think of it it used to be done at just above wave top height not so long ago - but if things got really bad there must be a Biggles somewhere who could send a coded message and arrange a pickup somewhere on foreign soil in order to bring back supplies.
    The entire Dutch merchant marine crossed the channel by night in the blackout and barrels of contraband were brought ashore avoiding the Revenue back in the day - no need to panic quite yet, I think.
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Maybe he could fill his pockets with insulin next time.

     
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  9. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did think it was the sort of thing that Boris's old journalist mates would have dreamed up. You sound as though you have insider knowledge because everything you read when googling for answers to the question of post Brexit supplies are rather negative. I have known for a long time how unreliable even the BBC are so I'm not surprised that what I read is normally different from what is actually happening.
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it all started when we Brits didn't want to discuss the subject. We were already aware at how divisive rather than decisive, a referendum would be. I would love to continue but I better not . . . . . .
    I'm already struggling to get Freestyle Libre sensors and I thought they were made in the UK. Just hoping supply doesn't entirely dry up.
     
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  11. T1Sean99

    T1Sean99 Type 1 · Member

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    They really need to inform us before October 31st, it's crazy how it's got to this point
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Now this made me laugh! Problem is first time he stopped half way there and never got going again!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Probably weighed down with all of our Insulin o_O
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The EU is going to be seriously effected also as we export a huge amount of medications into the EU and the problem for them is not only logistical the licencing for medication used will have to be sorted as UK produced meds will no longer be covered by EU licencing regulations.
     
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    I must have misread it the first time, I thought the stockpiling was misreporting rather than the 101 companies.
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    As a "mule."
    It'll only take one condom to burst, & he'll drop quicker than if he had killed the engine.. :banghead:
     
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    Westley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where do our other supplies (strips, needles etc) come from?
    Even if I have insulin, if I can't test I'd be in serious trouble quickly. Guessing these things are a bit easier to stockpile, as less problems with shelf life, but the current situation does not inspire confidence
     
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    Jordi77 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My test strip's and insulin both come from Europe but as the government is not able to get a deal yet and unable to agree about anything it's not sure what to think as up to now it looks like the government is going to be going to Brussels for another extension of article 50 and that Johnson can't even find a brush for his hair never mind the country and Brexit so I don't trust the government or the Tories full stop as all they have done is cut money from different sources and different places and even us and now the country is getting sick of them and just want something done and even if that means staying where we are is better than the way he's after and having nothing for the country and that is what he is after no plans for you and the country and just out of Europe and that is the same for farrage he just says anything and people think it's brilliant but it is just never going to happen

    edited by moderator to remove content in breach of the forum rules
     
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    #59 Jordi77, Sep 7, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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  20. T1Sean99

    T1Sean99 Type 1 · Member

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    #DeathByBrexit is trending on Twitter, alot of diabetics raising their concerns
     
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